World Archaeological Congress Cultural Heritage Manual Series

Archaeological Practice in Great Britain

A Heritage Handbook

Authors: Schofield, John, Carmen, John, Belford, Paul

  • Hands-on manual for archaeology in Great Britain
  • Includes England, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands
  • Includes an appendix of useful websites
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About this Textbook

The heritage sector is now one of Britain’s bigger industries, in terms of income generation and jobs (over 460,000 at the last count). It is also a popular industry to work in, attracting prospective employees from the home countries and from overseas. Yet, surprisingly, there is virtually no comprehensive overview from which to begin one’s preparation. This manual intends to meet that need, telling readers a little about a lot, and thus complementing the many sources that provide further colour and detail.

The Heritage Handbook is a unique ‘user guide’ to practicing archaeology and working in the cultural heritage sector within the diverse settings of Great Britain, comprising of: England, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. The Heritage Handbook is different to other textbooks. Presented in an accessible style, with a comprehensive and up-to-date bibliography and lists of useful websites, this book is written specifically as a sourcebook for budding archaeologists and other heritage practitioners, while providing useful context and information for those working elsewhere in the heritage sector, away from the ‘coalface’.

The three main authors have very different but complementary backgrounds, and in writing this book they have taken responsibility for the topics they know best. Other professionals with particular areas of expertise contribute short sections on particular (and often practical) subjects such as health and safety. Throughout, the specific contexts and differences between the various component nations and regions of Great Britain will be made clear, as will the similarities.

About the authors

John Schofield has worked for English Heritage, initially as an Inspector with its Monuments Protection Programme, and more recently with the Characterisation Team. He is also Head of Military Programmes, and co-ordinates research into military and twentieth-century heritage. His most recent post is Director of Studies in Cultural Heritage Management, University of York.

John Carman gained his PhD in Archaeology from Cambridge University, having researched the role of law in archaeological heritage management.  In 2005 he took up his present post as University Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Heritage Valuation in the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity at the University of Birmingham. He has lectured and published widely in the field of archaeological heritage management.

Paul Belford has been a professional field archaeologist since the early 1990s, working on a wide range of projects throughout the UK and Europe. From 1995 he was based at the University of Sheffield, where he developed a research interest in historical and industrial archaeology. Since 2000 he has been the director of Ironbridge Archaeology, the contracting archaeology unit of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction to Great Britain

    Schofield, John (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • A History of Archaeology in Great Britain

    Schofield, John (et al.)

    Pages 25-40

  • Britain’s Archaeological Resource: A Brief Survey

    Schofield, John (et al.)

    Pages 41-81

  • Legal and Administrative Frameworks

    Schofield, John (et al.)

    Pages 83-114

  • Acquiring Data, Before Fieldwork

    Schofield, John (et al.)

    Pages 115-133

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eBook $54.99
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Hardcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-09452-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-3035-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Archaeological Practice in Great Britain
Book Subtitle
A Heritage Handbook
Authors
Series Title
World Archaeological Congress Cultural Heritage Manual Series
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-09453-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-09453-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-09452-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3035-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 227
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
Topics